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Beer (updated 5/24/23)

*HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM Monday-Friday, $2 off all DRAFT pints*


Bancroft Beer  |  2.5 / 4 / 6 

Our daily drinker, named after the street our humble brewery rests on. Brewed with 2-row and Maris Otter malt. Singularly hopped with Mosaic. Punch notes of Satsuma orange rind, lychee flesh, and fresh blueberry muffin, with a clean and crisp finish. 4.20% abv 

Enjoying with friends? Grab a pitcher! | 18

Biere du Maison  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

Inspired by one of our favorite beers ever from a certain Portland, ME brewery. We haven’t made this one since the Spring of 2017, one of our first handful of beers after opening. Hoppy blonde ale brewed with a simple base of one of our favorite pilsner malts along with a bit of French aromatic malt. Hopped prudently with Czech Saaz and German Tettnang and then fermented with a choice expressive Belgian yeast strain. Spicy muscat grapes on the nose, light bready malt in flavor with hints of kiwi, lemon balm, cracked white white peppercorns, and an ultra refreshing dry finish. 5% abv

Dark Matter Indicator  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

Smoked Porter brewed with German beechwood smoked malt, along with a handful of specialty dark malts. Lean and clean with notes of backyard BBQ’s, blazing bonfires on the beach, and faint whisps of bittersweet
cacao. 4.8% abv

Cuvée de Bancroft  |  4 / 7

A fun experiment in how switching one or two ingredients in a beer can drastically transform the profile of a beer. Brewed with the same grist of 2-row and Maris Otter as our beloved house beer, Bancroft Beer, but hopped with aged East kent Goldings in the kettle. We then pitched our RAF mixed culture blend, and allowed it to ferment and condition for 3 months before being dry hopped with fresh East Kent Goldings. The result is a completely unique experience compared to regular Bancroft Beer.  A bright lemony citric punch up front which lends way to delicate earthy malt with a bone dry finish shaped by our classic minerality. 5.5% abv

Silver Wind  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

IPA brewed with domestic 2-row and white wheat malts. Hopped in the mash with a bunch of Amarillo and then in the kettle with Simcoe. Fermented with our house ale strain and then heavily dry hopped entirely with Simcoe. Big citrus, lightly tropical, with hints of Apricot preserves. 6% abv

Cerveza Norteña  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

Our South Philly gringo version of a Mexican-style lager. Brewed with pilsner malt and 30% corn. Hopped delicately with a blend of German Spalt Select and NZ Nelson Sauvin. Fermented low and slow with our favorite bottom fermenting yeast and then lagered long and cold for that beautiful crispy bite and bright unfiltered clarity. Norteña refers to both the term for Northerners or people of the North, a type of music popular in Northern Mexico which derives much of its style from German Polka music. A wonderful blend of cultural influences, just like this beer. We recommend adding a lime! 5% abv

Tractor Beer  |  3 / 4.5 / 7

Hoppy American Pale Lager brewed exclusively for the Second District Brew Farm (but we saved a little for you to try here). Built off of domestic Pilsner and Vienna malts. Brightly golden hued with a light toasty malt profile and a snappy bite in the finish contributed by Amarillo and Tettnang hops. Perfect for that late Summer afternoon tractor ride. 5% abv.

Mild is Forever  |  2.5 / 4 / 6

Are you feeling Mild? Brewed with our old pals from Forest & Main (Ambler, PA). We made this one up with a “Spring” dark mild in mind. Brewed with Maris Otter’s Spring barley counterpart, Golden Promise, along with pale chocolate and caramunich malts. Hopped with English East Kent Goldings. Beautifully chestnut hued with rich notes of mixed nut bowls, chocolate covered malted milk balls, Nutella, faint whisps of Tootsie Rolls and a dash of spiced fruit cake. Clean Tetley’s sun tea in the finish. Eminently crushable at 3.9% abv. 

SIX (750mL bottle)  |  22

Sixth Anniversary blend of three barrels of Saison Ambre brewed in late 2020 from a simple base of German Pilsner malt with a dash of English chocolate malt. Hopped intently with aged Old World varietals. Fermented with our RAF mixed culture and aged in stainless for 9 months before being transferred over to oak wine barrels which previously held our PA Framboise, and then aged for another 18 months. The resulting blend is deep and complex, an almost gueuze-like aroma filled with persimmon and over ripe stone fruit. The flavor follows suite with layers of Autumnal petrichor and damp forest floor, antique wooden spice cubbards, tart cherries and apricots, followed up by a classic clean 2D minerality in the finish. 6.5% abv. We’re really excited to share this year’s blend with you!

Big Hill Standard Cider  |  5 / 7

Beautiful, straightforward cider from our friends in Central PA. 5.5%abv

Lil’ Buddy  |  5

Our version of the “Citywide” – a 10oz Bancroft with a shot of bourbon



*750ml Bottles*

SIX – Anniversary barrel blend  | 22





Choose One:

Smash Burger

Impossible Smash Burger v+

Chicken Deluxe

Crispy Chicken


**HAPPY HOUR 4-6PM Monday-Friday, special HAPPY HOUR menu**

vt = vegetarian           v+ = can be vegan


two hands

SPECIAL – Roast Pork Shorti  |  14
Roast pork, sharp provolone, parsnip purée, local spinach, banana peppers, on a shorti hoagie roll

 Remember Maoz? v+  |  12

Fresh falafel, hummus, lettuce, cucumber, red onion, white sauce, zhoug, pita

Walnut Pesto Chicken Shorti  |  14

Grilled breast, mesclun greens, walnut pesto, provolone, pecorino, banana peppers, shorti hoagie roll

Smash Burger |  8

Single patty*, American cheese, shredded lettuce, minced onions, special sauce, pickles, seeded potato roll

make it a double |  14   make it a triple! |  18

Impossible Smash Burger v+ |  10

Impossible patty*, vegan American, shredded lettuce, minced onions, special sauce, pickles, kaiser roll

make it a double |  16

Chicken Carolina  |  13

Fried chicken thigh, Carolina BBQ sauce, pepper jack, purple cabbage slaw, brioche



***SOLD OUT***SPECIAL – Asparagus Frito (v+)  |  11

Beer battered asparagus, sun dried tomato romesco, green goddess dressing, tarragon, pickled red onions

SPECIAL – Vegan Quesadilla Primavera (v+)  |  10

Two flour tortillas, vegan cheddar jack, spinach, asparagus, garlic scapes, side of salsa roja

Nacho Fries  |  14

Curly fries, Bancroft gouda beer cheese, refried beans, house pickled jalapeños, white sauce, salsa rojo

Crispy Chicken  |  12

Hand breaded chicken strips. Choice of house hot sauce, honey, or ranch

Fried Brussels Sprouts v+  |  10

Confit garlic, hoisin balsamic glaze, cranberries

Big Fat Greek Salad v  |  12

Spring mix, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, red onion, garbanzos, lemon vinaigrette

add falafel  |  4

add grilled chicken  |  5 

Calkins Creamery Cheese Curds (Milanville, PA)  |  12

Beer battered curds, baharat honey, spiced walnuts, and onion jam

Reuben Hot Dog 

Nathan’s All Beef | 7

Fieldroast Vegan | 9 v+

Zayda’s sauerkraut, Russian dressing, Liscio’s hot dog roll

Side Salad  |  6

Spring mix, red onion, cucumber, balsamic vinaigrette 

Curly Fries |  8

Choice of Fry Sauce v+, vegan ranch v+, ranch, or ketchup

Add a cup of beer cheese sauce + $3



Strawberry Rhubarb Sundae |  8

Vanilla gelato, strawberry rhubarb syrup, Teddy Grahams
 Vegan Strawberry Shortcake v+ |  9
Biscuits, oat whipped cream, strawberry, basil syrup

Draft Wine / Cocktails

2020 Galen Glen Gruner Veltliner  |  10
2021 Galen Glen Rosé  |  10

***SOLD OUT***2020 Galen Glen Chambourcin  |  11


Negronis on tap! |  10



Top Dog canned cocktailsLocally produced, each can contains 2 proper drinks when poured over ice 

Whiskey Lemonade – as it sounds

Greyhound – vodka, grapefruit, with a touch of elderflower and rosemary 

Blood Orange Margarita – boom



Hand crafted rum, from right down McKean Street

PHILLY PEPPER – cinnamon/pepper spiced rum

PLUM RUM –  classic white rum infused with fresh plums


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